WWE SmackDown for mac! Here Comes the Pain macKnown as Exciting Pro Wrestling 5 in Japan) is a video game released by WWE on thePlayStation 2 and Mac os x console by THQ on October 27, 2003. It is a sequel to WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth and is part of the WWE SmackDown! series based on World Wrestling Entertainment’s weekly TV show SmackDown. It was the first SmackDown! game to feature a catchphrase not linked back to The Rock in its title. It was also the final WWE game to solely use the SmackDown! name. It was succeeded by WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw.
The game introduced a more complicated grappling system, while retaining the series’ fast gameplay.WWE SmackDown for mac! Here Comes the Pain mac Also included with this new grappling system were body damage displays, submission meters (for both the person applying the move and the person breaking out of the move), as well as the ability to break the submission hold when touching the ropes, and individual character scales that consisted of statistics (such as strength, endurance and speed). This game marks the first time the Elimination Chamber and the Bra and Panties Match would be featured in a wrestling game. Much like every WWE game before it, WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain features over 50 Superstars who were active members of the WWE roster at the time of the game’s release
In addition to the playable (then) current Superstars, for the first time in a SmackDown game, WWE SmackDown for mac! Here Comes the Painalso featured a variety of legends such as Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, and The Undertaker (with his 90’s gimmick), and more. This would be the final SmackDown!-branded game to feature Brock Lesnar until WWE ’12 where he would be included as an unlockable character. Later he returned to WWE in April 2012 and is on current active roster which included him as one of the main roster in WWE ’13 and in the following games as well, It is also the final game to include Val Venis, and Rikishi until WWE ’13 (Rikishi and Venis were downloadable content), as well as the only WWE licensed game to feature Ultimo Dragon and Sean O’Haire as playable characters.
It is also the first game in the SmackDown! series to have John Cena, Batista and Rey Mysterio as playable characters. This also marks the final time that Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock would appear in a SmackDown! game as non-legends until The Rock returned in 2011 and became exclusive downloadable content in WWE ’12. This game also marked Goldberg’s last appearance in a WWE game, until WWE 2K14. This is the last WWE game to feature Test. This game is the last appearance of Goldust until WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010. Also it is the last game to feature Undertaker with his biker gimmick until WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 and the first game to depict Kane without his mask. Season Mode was much like the game before it, starting off with the Backlash Pay Per View and fighting your way through the months, ending with WrestleMania.
WWE SmackDown for mac! Here Comes the Pain for macInstead of being able to roam free around the arena, this version of Season Mode had it so that all of your decisions (such as where you wanted to go and what you wanted to do next) were made on a menu screen in your locker room. In the General Manager’s room, you can ask for title shots and brand switches. There are multiple titles to go after depending on if you choose to go to SmackDown or RAW.